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Most of us want a peaceful world. Most of us want a world where people would be well fed, schooled and healthy. Most of us want a world without hatred, war, and violence. Nudism may be an answer to a more respectful and accepting world. It’s not the only answer, of course, but if nudism were widely understood and accepted it would help people to embrace their differences, to decrease their anxiety, and to increase their life satisfaction. Here are four reasons explaining why nudism is much needed in our world and provides a way to live in peace and harmony with each other and our environment.
If nudism is about being naked alone and with others, it’s also about respecting diversity. By being naked, you’ve nothing to hide. Everybody can see the whole of you. Although the first time, it can be intimidating, even frightening, you quickly realise by seeing others naked as well that you’re not different from them. Most people don’t have the body we see in magazines or ads. Most people are not photoshopped in real life.
Respect also comes by realising our own fragility. Being naked means we are totally exposed to the environment. Nothing comes between the air, the water and our skin. It’s a wonderful feeling that empowers us and makes us realise that we are not that strong. Respecting our body and our environment comes quickly and is an integral part of the nudist experience.
By being with other nudists, we not only accept our flaws, we accept others’. Nobody’s perfect and no bodies are perfect. We accept seeing people as they are. Many textiles have a rejection for nudism because they don’t want to see naked people. I truly believe they don’t want to see naked people because they cannot accept who they really are with the flaws and imperfection.
The more I discover nudism, the more I love seeing naked people. Not for sexual reasons, mind you, but because I marvel as the incredible diversity of bodies. Bodies are far from being the Photoshopped perfection the media are accustoming us. But bodies are the envelope of people’s soul. Seeing naked people, accepting them as they are physically is a wonderful gatewa …